I need to replace my bathroom shower tray; having removed the old one
(using a sledgehammer once I'd realised how heavy the damned thing
was!) I'm a bit aghast at the thought of lugging a new stone resin
tray up there and fitting it. The old tray, installed into an alcove
by a previous incumbent, was 760mm square and the flawed cubicle
design incorporated flat tiled areas at the ends which leaked badly;
hence the new one will avoid flat areas by using a longer tray
(900x760 mm) which will fit snugly within the cubicle. But it will be
even heavier than the original.
I always thought the design was odd, but having appreciated how heavy
these trays are I'm thinking maybe they deliberately went for a
lighter, square model.
Has anyone got any tips please?! Is there a realistic alternative to
stone resin? I've seen some trays which are only about 3" deep - are
these do-able? Available in stone resin? I know I could pad out the
alcove side so a square tray would fit snugly, but obviously given the
extra space I'd much rather use it than lose it.
The alcove location means that the tray will be enclosed on three
sides, so quite apart from hauling the beast upstairs, physically
bedding it in accurately will be really tough I think....